"Z-Trane is a very dangerous group - they will school you in intellect AND musical badass-ness..."
2007- 2013 were busy years for Jeff Zittrain, the Pittsburgh native whose guitar work was hailed by Relix Magazine as "startling...intense and visionary". It began with Jeff stepping out as a solo act and leader of the Z-Trane Electric Band after leading the power trio Famous Last Words through two albums (earning All Music Guide 4 stars and CD Baby Editor's Pick), a song placed on NBC TV, and hundreds of road miles.
It continued with some amazing successes. After filling in on lead guitar for Mark Matos, Jeff was invited to perform as part of the Neil Young Living With War Hootenany, which led directly to his being a featured performer at the San Francisco Folk Festival. He brought down the house at the British Invasion showcase (tearing up one Who, one Cream, and one Beatles) at the end of the summer and was just recently a featured performer (and graced the cover of the program) at the prestigious Music & Dance Collaboration Project.
In the midst of all that excitement Jeff, who's shared a bill with the likes
of Steve Kimock, Carlos Santana, Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke, Blind Boys of Alabama, Leftover Salmon, Little Feat, Derek Trucks and Eliza Gilkyson, renamed "Z-Trane" as "Jeff Zittrain Band" and continued playing select shows and signed with KyndManagement and Spirit Vibrations Booking.
As 2013 roars into 2014 Jeff is finding success with both the Jeff Zittrain Band and his side project Flaming Telepaths ("the thinking person's psychedelic Blue Oyster Cult jam band") as well as putting the finishing touches on his upcoming live album. Recorded over three nights in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA it promises to highlight classics and introduce new material to his ever growing legion of fans.
Dave Terpeny, KyndManagement